Production has commenced at Innovation Composites yard in Nowra, NSW, Australia. Following a remarkable season of 11.80s overseas and with the support of the NSW government has JPK Pacific and Innovation Composites started the production of the JPK 11.80.
The team is confident that this is potentially the best IRC optimised boat on the market at present and with additional options underway for a 2H version with revised keel and water ballast this is no a boat that can put dedicated club sailors back on the podium and compete for overall IRC wins like it has demonstrated in Europe already.
Having the ability to see their boat being build in Australia and not having to deal with import and logistical challenges there is quite a strong demand. First boats are expected to hit the water mid 2022.